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Robert Bruce TREND

Regimental number3005
Place of birthCroydon, Surrey, England
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationCivil servant
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 7.25"
Weight164 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M E Trend, 230 Stirling Street, Perth, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date5 July 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 13 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 November 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'During the enemy attack on our line near DERNANCOURT on 5th. April, 1918, after having been heavily shelled during the day, about 8 p.m. this N.C.O. went out under heavy fire to try to locate the enemy, and find better positions to check their advance. While moving his gun to a new position he was wounded, but cvarried on until a bullet shattered his leg. He set a good example of bravery and devotion to duty throughout the day.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 61
Date: 25 May 1918

Discharge date21 January 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Married Harriet Elizabeth CATOR, spinster, aged 23, The Register Office, Holborn, 21 September 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Marathon', 6 November 1918; disembarked Fremantle, 24 December 1918; discharged (wounded: shrapnel wound, left leg), Perth, 21 January 1920.

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, TREND Robert Bruce

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